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Old 01-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #1156
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Wow I thought I was one of the only ones who mounted my snowboard on my motorbike. I see you mounting it in differnt ways (even horizontal). If you need info about mounting it you can always contact me. Or just look at the pictures on www.wonderfulldays.nl

Yeah bud! nice work on the rack! Although mine is temporary for now. Next spring I will ship it, sell it or give it away.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:49 AM   #1157
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Update on the cam rollers

KTM here in Istanbul had both exhaust and intake rockers so i'll be replacing both. My friend Tolga is at the KTM shop right now. He convinced them to let me borrow a shim kit and bring back the ones I don't use tomorrow

Pays to have an ADV friend who can speak Turkish!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #1158
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Fcuking Epic

Happy New Year Noah - All the Best for U in 2013.

Ur Dalmatian Coast trip is something I've wanted to do for the last few years. Looks great, but as stated by the Croats I would have gone to Dubrovnik

Well here is to hoping you get some snow bunnies in Georgia

Feliz 2013
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #1159
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Fcuking Epic

Happy New Year Noah - All the Best for U in 2013.

Ur Dalmatian Coast trip is something I've wanted to do for the last few years. Looks great, but as stated by the Croats I would have gone to Dubrovnik

Well here is to hoping you get some snow bunnies in Georgia

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The road isn't interesting until you pass Split (IMO) and is great all the way
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:35 AM   #1160
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Have you seen the movie "Never Ending Summer"? Its a surf movie made in the 60s. These guys take 1 year and go surf all around the world. When I decided I was going to travel, I was considering trying to do the same thing with a snowboard. Not riding a moto for a few years would be tough on me. Just as tough as not snowboarding. So I figure the best way is to ride in the summer and ride in the winter.
I found the movie - but the title is 'The Endless Summer'. I'll make sure to see it! Sounds great. NOw that I've read a little bit about the movie and seen what you are doing right now, I am beginning to understand what it means to live one's dream :) Congrats man!

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My next thought is Japan. Take my time through Siberia then try and get a job in japan for the ski season then keep on the moto after.
I suppose that it would be relatively easy to find a job in the wind/solar/alternative energy industry in Japan, considering it's one of the countries that is almost completely dependent on imported gas and oil? I mean, as far as I know precisely because of this dependence that they pushed the solar energy technology development as far as they have. But it's one of the most expensive countries also... How much can one save while living there?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #1161
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I found the movie - but the title is 'The Endless Summer'. I'll make sure to see it! Sounds great. NOw that I've read a little bit about the movie and seen what you are doing right now, I am beginning to understand what it means to live one's dream :) Congrats man!


I suppose that it would be relatively easy to find a job in the wind/solar/alternative energy industry in Japan, considering it's one of the countries that is almost completely dependent on imported gas and oil? I mean, as far as I know precisely because of this dependence that they pushed the solar energy technology development as far as they have. But it's one of the most expensive countries also... How much can one save while living there?
Yes! "The Endless Summer"! Thanks for the correction

If I stay in Japan for a winter, it will be to snowboard.. so any work would be at a ski resort like driving snow cat or teaching snowboarding. Both I have done in the past. One of the reasons I quit my engineering job is I never had enough time to ride.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #1162
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There is a Wind farm going in about 80 KM north of me towards the top end of Vanisle... That might be an option when you get tired of riding, sightseeing, snowboarding and the other general fun stuff your doing...
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #1163
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Cheers Andi! Sorry to hear about your bike woes. Hope you get everything sorted. I'll be following yours in South America also. Do you know how you are crossing the Darian gap? I know a guy with a boat if you are interested
Heya mate, thanks for your kind words.

Probably the Stalhratte, we want to do Cuba for a small break so nothing set in concrete yet, hopefully back on the road next few days, Monday things should all come together ... hopefully all good now.

Taking Maya out tomorrow for a reasonable ride to shake her down.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #1164
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Heya mate, thanks for your kind words.

Probably the Stalhratte, we want to do Cuba for a small break so nothing set in concrete yet, hopefully back on the road next few days, Monday things should all come together ... hopefully all good now.

Taking Maya out tomorrow for a reasonable ride to shake her down.
Yup. A buddy of mine went south to north with him and had an amazing time.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:34 AM   #1165
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great pics and good to see the countries are still improving after many years of war(was in kosovo in 2000)......and yes your right about the women
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #1166
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Noah,
I had a 14 hour layover in Istanbul on the 2nd and never even realized you were there until just now. Coming back to work in the middle-east from a break at home in the US and just catching up on the ADV forum.
There are a few of us here that have been following your RR from the beginning and have nothing but praise and admiration for you and wish you the best.
Will follow closer in the future as I travel ALOT.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #1167
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Noah,
I had a 14 hour layover in Istanbul on the 2nd and never even realized you were there until just now. Coming back to work in the middle-east from a break at home in the US and just catching up on the ADV forum.
There are a few of us here that have been following your RR from the beginning and have nothing but praise and admiration for you and wish you the best.
Will follow closer in the future as I travel ALOT.
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Small world. Thanks for following. It seems since I am always at least a week behind.. I miss people a lot. We had a great moto tour of the city on the 2nd. Istanbul is fun to ride if you get it in your head that no one will use their blinker, let you in, or watch out for you. If you ride with the flow of traffic you will get hurt so you have to ride like an A-hole and split lanes. A couple times I heard car alarms from my Leo Vance on going up some of the hills on the side streets.

Since then I got some sort of stomach bug and on the 4th I couldn't get more then 20 feet from a toilet. I did about 400 km yesterday but I'm still "loose". Hopefully today I will be regular again. Of course the next 5 days look amazing for me. That is sarcasm.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:46 PM   #1168
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Any pics Noah of the strip down etc?...

By the by I received your Xmas card...thanks for the kind words....did you get the last video I sent you ?(of you off road on a trail taken with my helmet cam?)If not I can send it again.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #1169
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Any pics Noah of the strip down etc?...

By the by I received your Xmas card...thanks for the kind words....did you get the last video I sent you ?(of you off road on a trail taken with my helmet cam?)If not I acan send it again.

I got that video. Thanks

And here are a few photos. The bike has 50,000 km on it now.


My sweet workshop.. err... parking garage.


Removing the valve cover..


Old ones...


Here I have removed the Exhaust valve. I put a ziptie on the cam chain to keep it in the right spot when i am removing the cam to do the valve clearance. You might also notice the automatic decompression on the cam lobe. It has some wear and i suspect this is what made the roller loose its hardening. I will be replacing the cam and decomp in georgia to be sure this doesn't happen again.


New ones in and valve clearance done! ready to go get stuck in a snow storm...


This was taken about 1/2 hour ago. I was hoping the black sea would keep the snow away. I had snow and/or rain all day. If it keeps up over night I probably won't be going anywhere tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #1170
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You must carry a pretty comprehensive tool kit to be doing all this work. Torque wrench or just estimate?

I'd be interested to know what you are taking with you tool wise - I'm trying to decide what not to take on an extended tour this year - it all takes up room and it's heavy.

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